Warhammer 40K: Space Marine Announced for PC

Monday, THQ said that a PC version of its upcoming 3rd-person Action RPG/Shooter Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will launch alongside the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions in "early 2011."

According to Canadian-based developer Relic Entertainment, the loyal PC audience is "incredibly important" to the company. They should be: Relic was strictly a PC developer until 2006 when it launched its first console title, The Outfit for the Xbox 360.

"We are delighted to be able to announce the PC version of the game," Relic's General Manager Jonathan Dowdeswell said.

The premise of Space Marine sounds rather typical of most action-oriented shooters as of late: players are thrust into the boots of "one of humanity’s elite soldiers, genetically engineered and equipped with state of the art weapons and armor." Players find themselves in the middle of a battle to defend an Imperial Forge World from an invasion by the Orks.

"Through extensive genetic modification, psycho-chemical conditioning and years of rigorous training that would kill a normal man, a Space Marine becomes superhuman," reads the game's description. "When one of the industrial ‘Forge World’ planets where humanity creates its greatest weapons comes under attack and the thousands of imperial soldiers stationed there are overwhelmed, the only thing standing between this planet and its total destruction is your Space Marine."

Currently the game's website only plays host to a small description and a trailer. Stay tuned for more in the coming months.

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